OCTOBER 18-20, 2021

TechConnect World 2021 Program - Tuesday October 19

7:00RegistrationCherry Blossom Lobby
8:30Keynotes - Defense, Innovation, ResilienceWoodrow Wilson A
Session chair: Jennifer Rocha, TechConnect, US
8:40Defense TechConnect and Operational Energy & Logistics (OE&L)
MajGen. Maxwell, U.S. Department of Defense, US
8:55Defense TechConnect
L. Sanders, U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), US
9:15Resilient Infrastructure + Secure Energy (RISE) Consortium™
M. Wu, RISE Consortium, US
Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army Installations, Energy, and Environment
P. Farnan, U.S. Army, US
Defense Innovation Unit (DIU), Energy Division
B. Richardson, DIU, US
9:40SBIR/STTR Keynote Panel: How NSF, DOE, and SBA are Supporting the Transition of your R&DWoodrow Wilson A
Session chair: John Williams, SBA, US
B. DeVries, U.S. Small Business Administration, US
National Science Foundation
G. Narcho, National Science Foundation (NSF), US
8:30Sustainability Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson B
Session chair: Rebecca Locker, Modern Meadow
8:30Performance-Advantaged Plastic Made from CO2 and Waste Biomass
M. Kanan, Stanford University, US
9:00Recent Developments in the Utilization of Biomass-derived Nanomaterials and Enabling Technologies to Advance the Bioeconomy
O. Rojas, University of British Columbia, CA
9:30Democratization of Sustainable Materials: How Performance is Desrisking a Path to a Post Petroleum Future
C. Dimmler, Checkerspot, US
8:30Biotech & Medtech Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
8:30Integrating Nanotechnology with 3D Bioprinting for Vascularized Tissue Regeneration
H. Cui, T. Esworthy, L.G. Zhang, The George Washington University, US
9:00Innovation in Interbody Spinal Fusion Implants with Porous and Bioactive Composites: The Journey from Concept to Commercialization
R.K. Roeder, University of Notre Dame, US
9:30Accessing Intracellular Targets for Therapeutic Gain in Major Diseases
S. Dhar, University of Miami, US
8:30Advanced Materials Track KeynotesWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas
8:30Controlling light with plasmonic materials
J. Fontana, Naval Research Laboratory, US
A. Scherer, California Institute of Technology, US
9:30Nanoscale carbon for print-in-place and recyclable electronics
A.D. Franklin, Duke University, US
9:00Student Leaders Conference: Entrepreneurship PanelCamellia 1
10:00Coffee BreakCherry Blossom Lobby
10:30Student Leaders Conference: Career Pathways PanelCamellia 1
10:30Graphene and 2D Materials IAnnapolis 1
Session chair: Elena Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc. & Chris Sims, National Institute of Standards and Technology
10:30Chemical and Structural Manipulation of Graphene and other 2D Nanomaterials for Electronics and Optoelectronics
V. Berry, University of Illinois at Chicago, US
10:55Sustainable production of graphene from petroleum coke using electrochemical exfoliation
M.J. Green, Texas A&M University, US
11:15Impact of Coal-Borne Impurities on Coal-Derived Graphene Quantum Dots, pp. 47-49
A. Azenkeng, University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center, US
11:35Atomristors: Non-volatile Resistance Switching Behavior in 2D Monolayers and the Applications in Memory, RF Switch and Neuromorphic Computing
X. Wu, R. Ge, M. Kim, Y. Huang, D. Akinwande, J.C. Lee, The University of Texas at Austin, US
10:30Bio-Sensing & HealthMagnolia 2
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas
10:30Highly Sensitive Nanocapacitive Sensor for A Human-Machine Interface
J. Chung, V. Sakthivelpathi, University of Washington, US
10:50Moxifloxacin Inhibited b-Amyloid Bio-communication and Impairs Aβ Folding with HSP60 Memristive Devices For Promoting Cell Normal Reversible Membrane Potential, pp. 203-206
E.T. Chen, J.T. Thornton, S-H. Duh, Advanced Biomimetic Sensors, Inc., US
11:10Catalytic Lateral Flow Immunoassays (cLFIA™): Amplified Signal in the Same Simple Format
S.P. Mulvaney, D.A. Kidwell, J.N. Lanese, R.P. Lopez, M.E. Sumera, E. Wei, US Naval Research Laboratory, US
11:30Fabrication of a rapid response on-chip biosensor
B. Maddipudi, V.S. Amar, H. Dosch, A. Shende, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
11:50Wearable gas sensors with wireless communication and RF energy harvesting capabilities
H. Cheng, J. Meeks, Penn State University, US
10:30MembranesAnnapolis 3
Session chair: Geoffrey Geise, University of Virginia
10:30Membrane-based devices for medical isotope purification
C.E. Duval, Case Western Reserve University, US
10:55Structure/Property Measurements of Model Aromatic Polyamide Membranes
C.M. Stafford, National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:20Structure/property relationships in polymer membranes for water purification and energy applications
G.M. Geise, University of Virginia, US
10:30Innovations in Diagnostics IMagnolia 3
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
10:30Engineering Nanoparticle Probes for Detecting Disease and Monitoring Therapy with Computed Tomography
R.K. Roeder, T.E. Curtis, C.J. Evans, T.A. Finamore, L. Li, T.L. McGinnity, P.D. Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame, US
10:55Multifunctional Dendronized Nanoparticles for Cancer Therapies
M-C. Daniel, University of Maryland Baltimore County, US
11:20Non-Specific Gold Nanoparticle – Blood Serum Protein Interactions: Not Foe, but Powerful Tool for In Vitro Diagnostic Applications
Q. Huo, University of Central Florida, US
11:45Glycation of the lipoprotein ApoAI is a novel biomarker for early predicting diabetic cardiovascular complications
A. Arias-Alvarado, S. Ilchenko, E. Reed, S. Kashyap, T. Kasumov, Northeast Ohio Medical University, US
10:30Bio-based Materials IAzalea 1
Session chair: Sean Ireland, Fiberlean Technologies
10:30Nanofibrillar networks and superstructuring of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers: A basis for universal adhesion
B.D. Mattos, B.L. Tardy, L.G. Greca, T. Kämäräinen, W. Xiang, O.J. Rojas, University of British Columbia, CA
10:55Melodea's Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNC) based barrier coatings for sustainable packaging
S. Lapidot, Melodea, US
11:20Integrated Economic and Environmental Sustainability Analysis of Guar Gum
J.C. Quinn, H.M. Summers, E. Sproul, C. Seavert, J. Robbs, S. Khanal, V. Mealing, A.E. Landis, N. Fan, O. Sun, Colorado State University-Fort Collins, US
11:40Applications of mineral/ microfibrillated cellulose composite materials: Paper, packaging, paints, boards, tiles, non-wovens and polymer composites
D. Skuse, Y. Jin, J. Phipps, T. Larson, S. Ireland, FiberLean Technologies Ltd, US
12:05Testing of non-rubber extracts of guayule (Parthenium argentatum) as a bio-based urban insect repellents
M. Dehghanizadeh, A. Knagg, A. Romero, F.O. Holguin, C.E. Brewer, New Mexico State University, US
10:30Advanced Manufacturing Innovation IIIAzalea 3
Session chair: Chris Menzel, Fujifilm Dimatix
10:30Investigation of the fidelity of micro molded features using micro injection molding process, pp. 8-12
A.A. Rajhi, A. Almalki, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
10:50Vibration Assisted Injection Molding: An Innovative Energy Efficient Processing Technique for Poly-Lactic Acid (PLA) with Enhanced Properties, pp. 18-21
P. Gao, A. Duhduh, A. Kundu, J. Xing, J.P. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
11:10Experimental and Analytical Analysis for Advanced Hot Runner Based Injection Molding, pp. 22-26
K. Alqosaibi, C. Thakur, H. Noor, A. Almalki, A. Duhduh, J. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
11:30Investigation of bulk metallic glass tooling lifetime for microinjection molding, pp. 13-17
A. Almalki, A. Rajhi, A. Kundu, J. Coulter, Lehigh University, US
10:30MEMS Devices & ApplicationsCamellia 3
Session chair: Cy Wilson, NASA Langley Research Center
10:30Two-Decade Residency at the Crossroad of Microsystems Engineering and Analytical Chemistry
M. Agah, Virginia Tech, US
10:55An Ultrasensitive Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) for harsh RF environments
J. Chung, A. Iliadis, University of Maryland - College Park, US
11:15From Lithium tracing inside batteries to COVID-19 transmission tracing using Artificial Intelligence
P. Nieva, University of Waterloo, CA
10:30Molecular ModelingBaltimore 4
Session chair: Peter Koenig, Procter & Gamble
10:30Combining Physics-based models with Bayesian methods in a Small-data world for Product Development
S. Jamadagni, Procter & Gamble, US
10:55Combining theory and simulations with experiments for design and characterization of macromolecular materials
A. Jayaraman, University of Delaware, US
11:20Coarse-grain models of polymer melts: Preserving structure and dynamics
L.C. Johnson, F.R. Phelan Jr., National Institute of Standards and Technology, US
11:40Stokesian Particle Dynamics for microrheology applications between chemistry and engineering
J.G.E.M. Fraaije, Siemens Culgi, NL
10:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights I: U.S. Army Medical Materiel ActivityBaltimore 1
Session chair: Conrad Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
10:30U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity Innovation Spotlight
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
10:45Rapid Assay Methods and Kits for Detecting Neutralizing Antibody for Sars-Cov-2
J. Rudd, Mississippi State University, US
10:53High-Precision SARS-COV-2 Molecular Detection and Covid-19 Diagnostics
R. Fernandez-Valdivia, AleloPharma, Inc/Wayne State University, US
11:01Rapid identification of Coronaviruses including SARS-CoV-2 and detection of its mutations
L. Foster, Z-Field Technologies LCC, US
11:09Electromagnetic Augmented Reality Image Guidance with Computerized Task Assistance for Minimally-Invasive Field Care
V. Goel, Centerline Biomedical, Inc., US
Review Panelist
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Review Panelist
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
10:30Operational Energy & Logistics: Advanced Batteries and Portable PowerBaltimore 3
Session chair: Jim Caley, U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Navy Operational Energy
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
Expeditionary Energy Office, U.S. Marine Corps
R. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps, US
D. Cagle, I-ARPA, US
U.S. Navy Operational Energy
D. Fuentevilla, U.S. Navy, US
U.S. Army, DEVCOM C5ISR Center
A. Ruth, U.S. Army, US
Batteries, Electrification/Microgrids
H. Kamath, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), US
10:30SBIR/STTR 101 & Agency BriefingsWoodrow Wilson B
Session chair: John Williams, SBA, US
10:30SBIR 101
J. Williams, SBA, US
H. Morgan, NASA, US
J. Thabet, DARPA, US
M. Khalil, USSOCOM, US
11:15Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR
R. Smith, Department of the Navy, US
11:20U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR
J. Sweeney, U.S. Air Force, US
11:25U.S. Department of Defense SBIR/STTR
S. Celis, US DOD, US
11:30U.S. Army SBIR/STTR
LTC White, U.S. Army, US
B. Schrag, NSF, US
J. Gray, NIST (DOC), US
11:45U.S. Department of Homeland Security
D. Lang, DHS, US
10:30MOSAICS Welcome and Session I: Overview, Business Case and Military Utility AssessmentWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Ross Roley, USINDOPACOM, US
10:30MOSAICS Overview
R. Scalco, NIWC Atlantic, US
10:45MOSAICS Overview
B. Waugaman, Sandia National Laboratories, US
11:00MOSAICS Business Case
A. Scalco, NIWC Atlantic, US
11:15Military Utility Assessment Results
J. Munoz, 346th Test Squadron, US
11:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights II: Tech Warrior EnterpriseBaltimore 1
Session chair: Conrad Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
11:30Tech Warrior Enterprise Innovation Spotlight
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
11:45Membrane-Based in-Gel Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification System (mgLAMP) for Rapid Quantification of SARS-CoV-2 Particles in Environmental Waters
C. Cid, Caltech, US
11:53Informed Virtual Vitals
C. Joslin, Mindset Medical, LLC., US
12:01Mobile Analytical Platform for Lead Detection in Drinking Water (LeadMAP)
C. Hill, NanoSafe, Inc., US
12:09Technology/Solution Name: Advanced Wearable and Mobile Platform for addressing Patient Data Movement in Austere Operating Environments
J. Temkin, Pleiotek, US
12:17RTM Respiratory Monitor
N. Dicciani, RTM Vital Signs LLC, US
12:25A Portable Saline Generator for Point-of-Care Applications
R. Badireddy, Secure Surgical Solutions, LLC, US
Review Panelist
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Review Panelist
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
Review Panelist
J. Maisel, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., US
11:30Energy & Defense Innovation SpotlightsBaltimore 2
Session chair: Neil Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
11:30Microwave-assisted Ammonia Synthesis
R. Weiss, Malachite Technologies, US
11:38Membranes for efficient gas and vapor separations
Z. Smith, Osmoses, Inc. / MIT Dept of Chemical Engineering, US
11:46Ultra-resilient lightweight, flexible solar solutions to meet DoD requirements for Energy independence in Space, SUAS, Dismounted Power, and Unattended Ground Sensors
J. Kigin, Ascent Solar Technologies, US
11:54Novel Nanocomposite Fabrics for Personal Protective Equipment and Functional Textiles
A. Gonzalez, Claros Technologies Inc., US
12:02Embedded Grid Intelligence
V. Adamec, Mycroft Mind, a.s., CZ
12:10Ultra Fast Optical Tracking
M. Goldfarb, Sixdof Space, US
Review Panelist
L. Pleis, U.S. Central Command, US
Review Panelist
P. Roege, Typhoon HIL, Inc., US
Review Panelist
C. Erickson, Pangaea Ventures, US
Review Panelist
C. Bradley, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
N. Cameron, Emerald Technology Ventures, CA
12:00Lunch BreakOn own
1:00MOSAICS Session II: User Perspective, Architecture, Requirements, and Selection ProcessWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Rich Scalco, NIWC Atlantic, US
1:00User Perspective
M. Kilcoyne, NAVFAC, US
1:15OaSys Host Architecture and SDN
T. Watkins, SEL, US
1:30MOSAICS Requirements
C. Vermilye, Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, US
1:45GOTS/COTS Selection Process
C. Rieger, Idaho National Laboratory, US
1:00Navigating SBIR Agency DifferencesWoodrow Wilson B
Session chair: Jennifer Shieh, SBA, US
B. Schrag, NSF, US
R. Smith, US Navy, US
D. Lang, DHS, US
1:30Request for Public Input on National Strategic Plan for Advanced ManufacturingAzalea 3
Session chair: Said Jahanmir, National Institute of Standards and Technology
1:30Advances in Image AnalysisAnnapolis 3
Session chair: Alex Norman, Modern Meadow & Greg Haugstad, University of Minnesota
1:30Advanced Analytical Approaches for Research and Development of Plant-Based Food Ingredients
M. Crowe, Ingredion, US
1:55X-ray computed tomography for materials characterization: Transformation by machine learning
A. Takase, Rigaku Corporation, US
2:20Development of innovative X-ray scattering and scanning probe microscopy software for materials imaging
G. Yu, University of Minnesota, US
2:45Microwave Sensing of Water-Cut in Production Fluids
J. Oliverio Alvarez, Aramco Services Company: Aramco Research Center -- Houston, US
3:05Probing the time-temperature relationship of mechanical properties in polymer composites
B. Pittenger, S. Osechinskiy, J. Thornton, S. Loire, T. Mueller, Bruker Nano, US
3:30Nanoscale Scanning Probe Metrology for a Non-Flat World: How to measure sub-nanometer roughness on complex geometries and large samples
D. Griffin, E. Nelson, C. Newcomb, Nanosurf, US
3:55Intermodulation AFM with machine learning
D. Forchheimer, Intermodulation Products AB, SE
4:20Physical interpretations of multimodal AFM contrast on soft materials
G. Haugstad, University of Minnesota, US
1:30Graphene and 2D Materials IIAnnapolis 1
Session chair: Elena Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc. & Chris Sims, National Institute of Standards and Technology
1:30Graphene Oxide and Graphene-like Materials: Finding Their Place in the World of Commercial Carbon Materials
E. Polyakova, Graphene Laboratories, Inc.
1:55Doped Graphene Nanoribbons for High Specific Conductivity Wiring
J. Zhang, E. Fahrenthold, University of Texas at Austin, US
2:15Construction of electronic structures and their transfer to biological substrates using graphene oxide and commercial off-the-shelf inkjet printing
K.E. Whitener, Jr., W-Kg Lee, S.P. Yoseph, D. Haridas, US Naval Research Laboratory, US
2:35Is The Tipping Point For Graphene Commercialisation Approaching?
R. Collins, IDTechEx, US
2:55Graphene Commercialization - Production and Application Updates
D. Johnson, The Graphene Council, US
3:15On the ideal diamagnetic response of composite graphene and graphite nanostructures, pp. 50-53
A. Rzhevskii, S. Chahid, R. Dulal, S. Teknowijoyo, A. Gulian, Thermo Fisher Scientific, US
1:30Photonics ApplicationsCamellia 3
Session chair: Loucas Tsakalakos, L3Harris Technologies, Inc.
1:30Glass Light Guide Plate with Lenticular and Lenticular Extraction Features
M. Kanungo, W. Senaratne, S. Li, M. Quesada, Corning, Inc., US
1:55Next-Generation Materials for Hybrid Electro-Optics
L.E. Johnson, H. Xu, D.L. Elder, S.R. Hammond, S.J. Benight, B.H. Robinson, Nonlinear Materials Corporation, US
2:20Fabrication and opto-electronic modeling of down-shifting enhanced photovoltaics, pp. 207-210
R. Montes, F. Villa, A. Ayon, University of Texas at San Antonio, US
2:45Femtosecond Pulsed Laser Excitation of Gold Nanoparticles to Locally Heat and Denature dsDNA: DNA Release in Non-homogeneous Temperature Profiles
D.A. Hastman, E. Oh, P. Chaturvedi, J.S. Melinger, P.D. Cunningham, M.C. Chiriboga, D. Mathur, I.L. Medintz, L. Vuković, S.A. Díaz, U.S. Naval Research Lab, US
1:30Challenging Sensing Environments & DeploymentsMagnolia 3
Session chair: Martin Poitzsch, Aramco Americas
1:30Overview of Oilfield Microfluidics
M. Poitzsch, Aramco Americas, US
1:55Microfluidic Paper-based Analytical Devices for Rapid On-site Optical Chemical Analysis in the Oil Field
S. Chang, H. Ow, B. Yoon, W. Wang, Aramco Americas, US
2:15Revolutionizing sensing using quantum technologies
B. Young, AOSense, Inc., US
2:40Single-Photon 3D Cameras
A. Ingle, A. Gupta, A. Velten, M. Gupta, University of Wisconsin-Madison, US
3:00Downhole Corrosion Sensors for Predictive Maintenance of Gas Well Under Harsh Conditions
M.H. Haque, R.K. Saini, M.N. Noui-Mehidi, J.L. Jauregui, Aramco Americas, US
3:20Market Opportunities in the Gas Supply Chain for Nanotech-Enhanced Sensors
K. Leodinh, D. Yablon, K. Crippen, Gas Technology Institute, US
3:40Untethered Well Logging Robot
H.R. Seren, E. Buzi, M.L. Zeglache, A. Bukhamseen, T. Hillman, T. Thiel, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company, US
1:30Novel Biomaterials & Medical DevicesAnnapolis 4
Session chair: Jeannine Coburn, Worcester Polytechnic Institute & Steve Zullo, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
1:30Synthetic Biomaterials to Control Stem Cell Morphogenesis
D. Hanjaya-Putra, University of Notre Dame, US
1:55Gelatin as a Novel Nanofiber Material for Cell Scaffolding
J. Dolgin, Dipole Materials Inc., US
2:15Novel respiratory monitoring using ultrasound signaling
G. Bilen-Rosas, I. Ong, H. Rosas, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health Madison, US
2:35Focused Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, pp. 150-152
I. Carmona, D. Kumbhare, M. Baron, R.L. Hadimani, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
2:55Robossis: Orthopedic Surgical Robotic System
M. Abedin-Nasab, Rowan University, US
3:15Lightweight, Compact System for Generating Lactated Ringer's Solution
G. Srinivas, N. Metcalf, A. Robinson, B. Yamona, J. Fredrickson, N. Weinstein, TDA Research, Inc., US
1:30Innovations in Diagnostics IIMagnolia 2
Session chair: Prakash Nallathamby, University of Notre Dame
1:30MALDI Imaging: Taking Biomedical Research to the Next Level of Molecular Microscopy
C. Tressler, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, US
1:55Microbubbling Digital Assay
P. Wang, University of Pennsylvania, US
2:15PEST-enabled Precision Medicine Platform for Viral Diagnostics and Therapeutics
X. Wang, S. Yao, Atom Bioworks, US
2:35A Bioaffinity Approach to Circulating Tumor Cells Capture
K. Morris, C. Bilynsky, A.-L. Papa, The George Washington University, US
1:30Environmental, Health & Safety of MaterialsChesapeake 9
Session chair: Philip Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health
1:30Enhancing agrichemical delivery and plant development with biopolymer-based stimuli responsive nanoplatforms
J.C. White, Y. Wang, T. Xu, P. Demokritou, The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, US
1:55Practical Handling Strategies for Advanced Materials and Technologies: Teasing Out Specifics from General Recommendations
J.A. Shatkin, K. Ong, J.D. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC, US
2:15Nanomaterials for the sustainable remediation of remote oil spills
J.R. Lead, University of South Carolina, US
2:35Innovative Multi-Mode Vapor Thermal Desorption Devices, pp. 138-141
W. Tolley, Seacoast Science, Inc, US
2:55An Investigation into the Effectiveness of Dielectric Barrier Discharge Plasma for the Transformation of Linear Siloxanes from Gas to Solid Phase, pp. 142-145
M.M. Tahiyat, T.I. Farouk, S. Hoque, EPA P3: University of South Carolina, US
1:30Carbon Footprint & Renewable EnergiesChesapeake 8
Session chair: YuanQiao Rao, The Dow Chemical Company
1:30Exploring the Role of Nanomaterials in Advancing Solar Thermal Technologies, pp. 253-256
O. Demirel, M.G. Anderson, E. Gonzalez, Icarus RT, Inc., US
1:553D printed energy efficient magnetocaloric cooling devices with controlled microchannels, functional grading and magnetic anisotropy, pp. 260-262
V. Sharma, L. Balderson, R. Barua, H. Zhao, R.L. Hadimani, Virginia Commonwealth University, US
2:15Promoting Technology Transfer of a Pumpless Solar Thermal Air Heater (Patent Number 10775058) Innovation using the Customer Discovery Method in a Historically Black College and University (HBCU), pp. 251-252
S. Addo, P. Tyagi, D. Shetty, University of the District of Columbia, US
2:35Integrated Process of CO2 Capture and Conversion to Chemicals: Technology Opportunities and Challenges
C. Panchal, K. Goyal, R. Doctor, E3Tec Service LLC, US
2:55A Portable Nuclear Fusion Powered Generator
M. Paluszek, S.J. Thomas, C. Swanson, S. Cohen, Princeton Fusion Systems, US
1:30Special Session on Domestic Sources of RubberAzalea 1
Session chair: William Goldner, U.S. Department of Agriculture
1:30Realizing Guayule at Scale
W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., US
1:55Is there a need for a domestic supply of natural rubber?
H. Colvin, Colvin Consultants, US
2:20Supply Chain Disruption: The Ripple…The Tidal Wave…The Tsunami…The?
T. Marsh, Pioneer Worldwide, US
2:45Establishing rubber dandelions and guayule in the United States via premium markets to secure essential supplies, pp. 173-176
K. Cornish. J. Cardina, J. Fresnedo, F.C. Michel, Jr., The Ohio State University, US
3:10Sustainable Bioeconomy for Arid Regions (SBAR): A coordinated approach to establishing bioeconomies
K. Ogden, University of Arizona, US
3:35Guayule Agriculture Production
D. Dierig, G. Wang, V.M. Cruz, W. Niaura, Bridgestone Americas, Inc., US
J. Chan, Alion Science and Tehcnology, US
1:30Emerging Batteries and CapacitorsAzalea 2
Session chair: Imre Gyuk, U.S. Department of Energy
1:30Zinc Based Batteries to Enable The Transition From Fossil Fuels to Renewable Energy Sources
S. Banerjee, Urban Electric Power, US
1:55Developing “Really Cool” Low Temperature Molten Sodium Batteries
E. Spoerke, Sandia National Laboratories, US
2:20Non-aqueous flow battery development
R. Mukundan, S. Maurya, B.L. Davis, T.M. Anderson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, US
2:45Nanocomposites of Mesoporous (Mn, Ti)- Oxides and Graphene Nanoplatelets for Charge Storage
J.D. Houck, V.S. Amar, R.V. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
3:05Economic viability of reconditioning 2nd life lithium ion batteries for grid services
N. Horesh, C. Quinn, A. Tong, H. Wang, R. Zane, J. Quinn, Colorado State University-Fort Collins, US
1:303D PrintingCamellia 1
Session chair: Nanci Hardwick, MELD. Manufacturing
1:30Ask the Editor – a Q&A Session on Additive Manufacturing
P. Zelinski, Additive Manufacturing, US
1:55Multi- Material / Modality / Scale / Axis: Realizing Multi-Functional Products with Next-Generation Additive Manufacturing Processes
C. Williams, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, US
2:20Hierarchical Deep Learning Neural Network (HiDeNN)-AI for process design and performance prediction of additive manufacturing systems
W.K. Liu, Y. Lu, S. Saha, Z. Gan, X. Xie, H. Lin, J. Cao, Northwestern University, US
2:45The Strength of 3D Printed Electronics
K. Church, nScrypt Inc., US
3:10Multi-Axis Additive Manufacturing for Topology and Toolpath Optimization of Composite Structures
J.R. Kubalak, C.B. Williams, Virginia Tech DREAMS Lab, US
3:30Bayesian Networks Connecting Processing and Product Features in Additive Manufacturing
A. Malmberg, K. Chandra, A. Peterson, J. Mead, University of Massachusetts Lowell, US
3:50AM-CFD: a well-validated thermal-fluid simulator for additive manufacturing part qualification
Z. Gan, K.K. Jones, Y. Lu, X. Xie, S. Saha, S. Mojumder, W.K. Liu, Northwestern University, US
4:10Considerations for making the world's largest metal printer
N. Hardwick, MELD Manufacturing, US
1:30AI for Biomedical ApplicationsBaltimore 4
Session chair: Armada Shehu, George Mason University & Sarah Tao, Sanofi
1:30Machine Learning for Automated Hepatic Fat Quantification, pp. 105-108
H. Sagreiya, A. Akhbardeh, I. Durot, D.L. Rubin, University of Pennsylvania, US
1:55Point-of-care serodiagnostic test using a multiplexed paper-based immunoassay and machine learning
Z.S. Ballard, H-A Joung, A. Goncharov, J. Liang, K. Nugroho, J. Wu, D.K. Tseng, H. Teshome, L. Zhang, E.J. Horn, P.M. Arnaboldi, R.J. Dattwyler, O.B. Garner, D. Di Carlo, University of California, Los Angeles, US
2:15Kidney Cancer Staging using Deep Learning Neural Network: Comparing Models Trained on Whole Kidney with Cancer and Only the Cancer, pp. 161-164
N. Hadjiyski, Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, US
2:35Robust and Trustworthy AI for Brain Tumor Surveillance
G. Rasool, Rowan University, US
2:55Preventing Elderly Falling Through Machine Learning, pp. 111-113
P. Hardigan, Nova Southeastern University, US
1:30Micro & Bio Fluidics, Lab-on-ChipBaltimore 5
Session chair: Kwang W. Oh, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
1:30A microfluidic artery-on-a-chip to measure vascular contraction and dilation
A. Morss Clyne, University of Maryland, US
1:55Microfluidic “Emulated Soil Micromodels” to Accelerate Development of Sustainable Agriculture Biotechnology
L.M. Shor, Y-S Guo, J. Furrer, D.J. Gage, University of Connecticut, US
2:15Fabrication of a 3D model of a lymphatic vessel using microfluidic devices
A. Ramirez, P. Lee, K. Maisel, University of Maryland, College Park, US
2:35Flexible Microfluidics-Integrated Organic Transistor as Biofeedback for Advanced Wound Healing, pp. 188-191
J. Heidrich, University of New York at Buffalo, US
2:55Predictive Computational Model of Microfluidic Deformability Cytometry Utilizing a Cross-Slot Configuration
S. Hymel, H. Lan, D. Khismatullin, Tulane University, US
3:15Computational Modeling of Deformable Cell Sorting using Sequenced Micro-Pillars
S. Hymel, H. Fujioka, D. Khismatullin, Tulane University, US
1:30Healthcare & Consumer Goods Innovation Spotlights: HenkelAnnapolis 2
Session chair: Nick Kacsandi, TechConnect Ventures, US
C. Paul, Henkel, US
1:45Touchless user interface for existing smart devices
T. Blake, AetherTouch, Inc, US
1:53Air-Q, A Portable System for Aerosol Detection and Mitigation for Buildings and Transportation Systems
M. Reeves, George Washington University, US
2:01Novel Diamond Like Nanocomposite (DLN) Coatings
P. Heaney, NCD Technologies, US
2:09Pore-Encapsulated Catalysts for Selective Hydrogenolysis of Plastic Waste
C. Forney, Iowa State University, US
2:17spotLESS Anti-Fouling Surface Coating
B. Boschitsch, spotLESS Materials Inc., US
2:25Electron Beam Treatment For Invasive Pests
A. Sauers, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, US
Review Panelist
C. Paul, Henkel, US
Review Panelist
N. Kacsandi, TechConnect Ventures, US
Review Panelist
J. Maisel, Rothwell, Figg, Ernst & Manbeck, P.C., US
1:30Energy Innovation Spotlights III, Advanced BatteriesBaltimore 2
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, US
1:30Efficient, Environmentally Friendly Recycling of Li-Ion Battery Waste: Mechanochemical recovery of Co, Li and other essential components
C. Forney, Iowa State University, US
1:38Intrinsically Flexible and Safe Lithium Ion Batteries
D. Mackanic, Anthro Energy, Inc., US
1:46Solvent-Free Manufacturing Process for Lithium-Ion Battery Electrodes
R. LaFollette, Eskra Technical Products, US
1:54Rechargeable zinc manganese dioxide batteries
G. Cowles, Urban Electric Power, Inc., US
2:02CellSage Battery Health Analysis and Prognostics Software
W. Pena, Ridgetop Group Inc., US
Review Panelist
D. Fuentevilla, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
R. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps, US
Review Panelist
M. Huffman, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
M. Mazzocco, Alytic, US
Review Panelist
V. Ly, NSWC, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
H. Kamath, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), US
1:30Biomedical Innovation Spotlights IIBaltimore 1
Session chair: John David, Parsons, US
1:30Industry Viable Omniphobic Surface Treatment System
D. Deptowicz, Aspen Hybrid Technology Solutions, US
1:38CSI-Dx® : A Diagnostic Urine Test for Tick-borne Disease
R. Lamendella, Contamination Source Identification, US
1:46ALGOS System: Digital Diagnostic for Objective Pain Measurement
S. Jacobs, PainQx, US
1:54Label-free, High-throughput Holographic Screening and Enumeration of Tumor Cells in Blood
A. Pore, Texas Tech University, US
2:022DG for acute treatment of status epilepticus, acute repetitive seizures, and TBI
R. Diaz, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, US
2:10SanFlow - A Drug for Prolonged Field Care that Corrects Vascular Dysfunction and Prevents Multi-Organ Injuries
B Soltys, AntiRadical Therapeutics LLC, US
Review Panelist
G. Adam, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity, US
Review Panelist
S. Swanson, Tech Warrior Enterprise, US
Review Panelist
C. Clyburn, MedForeSight, LLC, US
Review Panelist
J. David, Parsons, US
1:30RISE Resilient Infrastructure & Secure Energy - Member MeetingWoodrow Wilson D
Session chair: Michael Wu, RISE Consortium, US
C. Van Metre, CEO ATI, US
M. Wu, ExDir RISE Consortium, US
S. Bennett, Air Force Office of Energy Assurance, US
RA. Darling, Director of Operational Energy Innovation, Office of the Secretary of Defense, US
B. Richardson, Director of the Advanced Energy and Materials (AE&M) Portfolio, Defense Innovation Unit, US
K. Bilek, Govmates, US
S. Alexander, Govmates, US
2:15How to Find SBIR Support OrganizationsWoodrow Wilson B
Session chair: Brittany Sickler, SBA, US
B. Sickler, SBA, US
S. Winston, Wichita State University, US
B. Aistrup, BBC Consulting, US
C. Gutierrez, LARTA Institute, US
2:00SBIR/STTR Agency Pavilion: Meet with Agency RepsExpo Hall AB
Department of the Navy SBIR/STTR
U.S. Air Force SBIR/STTR
U.S. Small Business Administration
U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
2:30OE&L Panel II: Vehicle ElectrificationBaltimore 2
U.S. Navy Operational Energy
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
TBA, General Motors, US
Secure Tactical Advanced Mobile Power (STAMP) JCTD Overview
M. Gonzales, U.S. Army DEVCOM, US
D. McGrew, U.S. Army, US
2:45MOSAICS Session III: Reference Architecture and Deep DivesWoodrow Wilson C
Session chair: Bill Waugaman, Sandia National Laboratories, US
2:45MOSAICS Reference Architecture
H. Parkes, JHU APL, US
3:00Asset Discovery Deep Dive
J. Jacobellis, PEAT SNL, US
3:15Correlation Deep Dive, MosaicsAlerts
N. McCollum, JHU APL, US
3:30Visualization Deep Dive
S. Hampton, SRS PNNL, US
3:10Conducting a SBIR Phase IWoodrow Wilson B
B. LaCroix, Jameson & Company, LLC, US
R. Fink, Applied Nanotech, Inc., US
B. Aistrup, BBC Consulting, US
2:30Energy Innovation Spotlights IV: Vehicle ElectrificationBaltimore 2
Session chair: Michael Mazzocco, Alytic, US
2:30Secure Tactical Advanced Mobile Power (STAMP) JCTD Overview
M. Gonzales, U.S. Army DEVCOM, US
2:45Fueling the EV Revolution
S. Dawood, Minerva Lithium LLC, US
2:53Supercapacitor for electronics and vehicle applications
3:01Sesame Solar Nanogrids: mobile, solar-powered, charging Solution for EVs with an emergency/command office inside
L. Flanagan, Sesame Solar Inc, US
3:09Orion AIM Artificial Intelligence Mission System
Review Panelist
M. Gonzales, U.S. Army DEVCOM, US
Review Panelist
J. Caley, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
R. Thomas, U.S. Marine Corps, US
Review Panelist
P. Robinson, Bedford Funds, LP, US
Review Panelist
M. Huffman, U.S. Navy, US
Review Panelist
B. Muras, Alytic, US
4:00TechConnect, Defense & Smart Cities Innovation Expo & Networking Reception (4:00 - 6:00) - Poster Session IExpo Hall AB
4:00Graphene & 2D Materials - PostersExpo Hall AB
Graphene oxide/vinyl ester resin nanocomposite: the effect of graphene oxide, curing kinetics, mechanical properties and thermal stability
V. Arabli, A. Aghili, Shiraz Branch, Islamic Azad University, IR
4:00Nanoparticles - PostersExpo Hall AB
A Novel Approach to Fabricate Carbon Nanomaterials-Nanoparticle Solids through Aqueous Solutions and their Applications, pp. 62-64
H. Hong, H. Younes, T. Grablander, C. Bailey, Novum Nano, US
Water Treatment Membranes Embedded with a Stable and Bactericidal Nano Diamond Material
A. Colon, L. Castro Jiménez, M. Torres Maldonado, J. Avalos, B.R. Weiner, G. Morell and R. Ríos, University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras, PR
4:00Sensors - PostersExpo Hall AB
Silent Sentinel’s Loss and Theft Prevention, pp. 200-202
L. Coney, M. Safa, U. Verma, Bruce Corporation, US
Microsphere Resonators for Biodetection, pp. 196-199
L. Echeveria, S. Gilmore, S. Harrison, P. Singh, T. Bond, Lawrence Livermore National Lab, US
A Novel Magnetic Permeability Sensor System to Determine Geologic Permeability In Situ
R. Adams, J.M. Felix Servin, W. Wang, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company, US
Electromechanical Vibrating Viscometers for Rheological Process Monitoring
M. Gonzalez, C. Gooneratne, A. Magana-Mora, S. Ayirala, A. Sofi, M. Deffenbaugh, Aramco Services Company: Aramco Research Center—Houston, US
4:00Nanomedicine - PostersExpo Hall AB
Roboplasmid: A remotely programmable plasmid for rapid viral inactivation, pp. 157-160
A. Kalra, K. Jayarapu, Carmel High School, US
Microbial Synthesis and Characterization of Silver Nanoparticles by Lactococcus lactis TNM-B1 and Its Antimicrobial Properties
M.B. Osho, A.O. Precious-Egere, A.O. Awotula, McPherson University, NG
4:00Nano EHS - PostersExpo Hall AB
Biosecurity Risk Assessment in Southeast Asia
E.V. Castriciones, V. Vijayan, University of the Philippines - Diliman, PH
Collaboration to improve and accelerate safe commercialization of novel materials and products
K.J. Ong, J.D. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors, CA
Bromate free disinfection using high-voltage-impulses
I.S. Chang, J.H. Lee, Hoseo University, KR
4:00Sustainability Innovations - PostersExpo Hall AB
Increasing Engine Efficiency with Friction-Reducing Oil Additives., pp. 267-270
T. Grablander, G. Christensen, C. Bailey, H. Hong, Novum Nano, US
Designing the Next Generation of WIGs
B. Thalheimer, Regent, US
4:00Bio-based Materials - PostersExpo Hall AB
Comprehensive Characterization of Bio-Crude Oil from Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Kitchen Waste
H. Bayat, M. Dehghanizadeh, J.M. Jarvis, U. Jena, C.E. Brewer, New Mexico State University, US
HTL Derived Biochar for Supercapacitor Electrodes, pp. 184-187
V. Amar, K. Huynh, B. Maddipudi, K. Shell, J. Houck, A. Thakkar, R.B. Gupta, S. Kumar, S. Hernandez, A. Shende, and R. Shende, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, US
Advancing Adverse Outcome Pathway (AOP) Development for Nanomaterial Risk Assessment and Categorization – Outcomes of an OECD WPMN Project
J. Ede, Vireo Advisors, US
To Enhance Adhesion Property of Soy Protein Adhesive by Base-Solvents Modified Guayule Resin
S. Pradyawong, University of Arizona, US
4:00Sustainable Plastics - PostersExpo Hall AB
Research and Application of Polymeric Gel Dam Technology to Control Water Channeling in Horizontal Wells of Tight Fractured Sandstone Reservoir, pp. 93-96
H. Yang, K. Wei, X. Qiu, C.C. Zhou, University of Wyoming, US
Ionomers with Tunable Viscosity for Additive Manufacturing of Ionic-Covalent Double Networks
I.J. Martin, R. Casalini, Naval Research Laboratory, US
4:00MEMS & NEMS - PostersExpo Hall AB
Industry Partnerships: Building the Educated Tech Pipeline
M. Pleil, C. Cramer, J. Ashcroft, Micro Nano Technology Education Center, US
4:00Energy Storage - PostersExpo Hall AB
Novel Graphene Supercapacitor Structure Design for UAV Power Storage, pp. 228-231
J. Kim, A. Rivas, S. Wu, V. Martinez, F. Contreras, J. Castro, E. Botello, T. Kidd, S. Dobbs, Z. Yu, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, US
Icarus Hybrid Photovoltaic/Thermal Solar Plus Storage Cogeneration System
M. Anderson, A. Bond and B. Beachnau, Icarus RT, Inc., US
Low-Pressure Electrolytic Ammonia Production for Ammonia-Based Energy Storage, pp. 232-235
J. Thakare, EERC, US
Natural Metal-Organic Phenolate Dendrimer Frameworks of Lithium for Solid-State Ionic Conduction
P. Butreddy, H. Rathnayake, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, US
4:00Student Leaders Conference - PostersExpo Hall AB
Automated RFID Inventory Tracking System for Laboratory Environments
A. Grik, Y. Pushnikov, P. Radulovic, N. Lanclos, University of South Florida, US
Autonomy in Academic Research Promotes Advanced Skillsets and Improves Learning Outcomes Relevant to Careers in Biotechnology
N. Lanclos, P. Radulovic, Y. Pushnikov, A. Grik, University of South Florida, US
FIKA: A Novel Platform Connecting University Students to Research and Training Opportunities
P. Radulovic, A. Gonzalez, K. Sharma, University of South Florida, US
High Throughput Screening of Cerebral Organoids for Microbiome-Gene Interactions Implicated in Autism Spectrum Disorder
P. Radulovic, N. Lanclos, Y. Pushnikov, A. Grik, University of South Florida, US
Engineered Cell Therapy for Targeted Delivery of Oncolytic Virus
P. Radulovic, University of South Florida, US
Synthesizing and Optimizing Monolayer MoS2 for Specific Material Properties
M. Bland, J. Yuan, Northwestern University, US
NanoBio mAB: Revolutionizing Cancer Therapies
S. Barber, J. Ashcroft, University of California, San Diego, US
Bottom-Up Electronic Devices: Mask Removal
J.M. Page, A. Brummer, and M. Filler, Kennesaw State University, US
The Structural and Thermodynamic Effects of Galangin on Model Lipid Bilayers
R. Ashkar, M. Sengupta, Virginia Polytechnic Institute & University, US
Hybrid Porous Silicon and Polycaprolactone Drug Delivery System for Revascularization
M. Brown, O. Calzada, J. Zuidema, M.J. Sailor, University of California, San Diego, US
Synthetization and Characterization of Nanocomposite Cellulose Sponges for Environmental Remediation
T. Akande, S. Ribet, B. Shindel, V.P. Dravid, Howard University, US
The Effects of Geometry and Voltage on the Temperature of a Microheater
N. Lyles, J. Rosenfeld, D. Lee, Howard University, US
4:00Defense TechConnect - PostersExpo Hall AB
Innovative Technologies for Reducing the Spread of Contagious Diseases
J.P. McIntire, F. Harlow, E. May, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, US
Secure Enterprise Collaboration and User Reporting Environment (SECURE) – One Stop Shop for Security
F. Harlow, J. McIntire, E. May, U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, US
Next Generation Adjudication for Force-On-Force Training
A. McCormick, A. Pickett, Horus Vision, US
An innovative annealing process for high performance GaN-on-Si high electron mobility transistors
Y. Zeng, University of Delaware, US
DoD Recon Needs the “Closed-form Method for Atmospheric Correction” (CMAC)
D. Groeneveld, G. Archamboult, F. Kann, Advanced Remote Sensing, Inc., US
Atomic and Molecular Investigation of Corrosion for Prevention and Control
J. Keene and K. Bucholtz, Mercer University, US
Electrostatic Modulation of Signaling at the Cell Membrane: Electric Control of ERK Dynamics
Q. Qing, Arizona State University, US
Magnetically Actuated Leakproof Valves
N. Davis, Maui Innovation Group, US
Manufacturing Machine Electrical Waveform Fault & Cyberattack Detection System
J. Hill, J. Ye, W. Song, L. Lu, Aging Aircraft Solutions & University of Georgia Center for Cyberphysical Systems, US
Resource Recovery and PFAS Destruction Using Supercritical Water Oxidation
M. Deshusses, D. Hatler, K. Nagar, 374Water Systems, Inc., US
Orion AIM CONTROL Deep Neural Network Auto-Tune (DNNA)
S. Spiller, Y. Zweiri, Orion Technology Group, LLC, US
Next Generation Chemical Agent Detection Architecture
M. Moorman, Sandia National Laboratories, US
NetZero Relocatable Buildings Cost Less & Lighter Than Tents
J. Rutherford, Modula S Inc, US
Enabling Enhanced Biofilm Imaging for Department of Defense-Related Research at Montana State University and the Northwestern United States
M. Fields, Montana State University & Center for Biofilm Engineering, US
Unbiased Analysis of Digital Data
R. Sepulveda, C. St. George, and R.A. Rogers, White Anvil Innovations, LLC, US
Real Time 3D Digital Model Viewer for Mobile Devices
T. Reks, C. St. George, R. Sepulveda, and R.A. Rogers, Rogers Imaging Corp, US
In-Situ Micro-Mechanical System for Testing of Advanced Materials under Extreme Conditions of Temperature, Strain-Rate and Applied Stress
S. Pathak, S. Supakul, Iowa State University, US
Scalable nanopore chip with self-aligned transverse tunneling junction for biomolecule detection
Q. Qing, Arizona State University, US
Learning Tasks and Missions from Natural Language Instructions in One Shot
M. Scheutz, Thinking Robots, Inc., US
Laser Based Acoustic Emissions for In Situ Damage Detection
N. McNees, B. Wisner, Ohio University, US
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